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Publication . Article . 2016

The Dilemma Of Denial: Acceptance And Individual Coping Among Patients With Chronic Kidney Diseases

Gagani, A.; Gemao, Janice; Relojo, D.; & Pilao, S.J.;
Open Access
Published: 01 Dec 2016
Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
While the continuing development of newer and more sophisticated medical techniques for evaluating the functions of kidney diseases, it is expected that patients would have a better survival rate, and consequently a more positive outlook. However, such is not always the case as some patients have demonstrated poor coping skills. The present study aimed to construct a test instrument to assess the stage of acceptance and denial among patients with chronic kidney disease to identify the degree of denial among patients as a basis for intervention. A total of 116 participants took part in the study. Six factors emerged from the study which characterised the aspects of denial and acceptance.
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities mental disorders

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